Ohio State sets record for most players drafted through first three rounds

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Ohio State set the record for the most players drafted from a school in a single year when they had 14 players selected in the 2004 draft.

They may not match that record this year, but the NFL announced that they have more players selected through the first three rounds than any school in history. There are 10 players from Columbus off the board.

When the Bills selected defensive tackle Adolphus Washington with the 80th overall pick, it meant that 10 percent of the players selected to that point were Buckeyes. The percentage swung even further in the direction of Urban Meyer’s talent pipeline when the Texans made wide receiver Braxton Miller the 85th overall pick and ninth Ohio State player selected, and then the Seahawks took tight end Nick Vannett with the 94th pick.

Five Buckeyes went on Thursday night and two more went to the Saints in the second round. New Orleans took wide receiver Michael Thomas with the 47th pick and then traded up with the Patriots to No. 61 to pick safety Vonn Bell.

With quarterback Cardale Jones, linebacker Joshua Perry and other Buckeyes still available, the number of Ohio State products is likely to grow before Saturday’s festivities come to an end.

9 responses to “Ohio State sets record for most players drafted through first three rounds

  1. Impressive. Sort of. Many schools have had 7 players selected in the first three rounds, and the draft keeps getting larger. There are 20 more picks in the first three rounds this year than there was back in 1970.

  2. The Braxton Miller pick caught me off guard a bit. Was sure Houston would look more toward inside LB, D line, or safety. I kind of like it though. It strikes me as anti-Texans, which is probably a good thing. Anyway, happy draft to everyone. Enjoy the weather and some baseball and so forth. The football season will be here before we know it.

  3. Irishguy, football does exist outside of South Bend, IN. Ohio State has put 10 players in the NFL Hall of Fame. And that doesn’t even include players like Eddie George, Randy Gradishar, James Laurinaitis, Donte Whitner, Will Smith, Korey Stringer, Antoine Winfield, Chris Gamble, Pepper Johnson, Jack Tatum, etc. Or Super Bowl participants from last year like Ted Ginn, Kurt Coleman and Bradley Roby.

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